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Hello! We hope this schedule of events can guide you to some of the INCREDIBLY AMAZING ways to become an involved Bobcat. The events listed below are subject to change, so make sure to follow your favorite social media source to keep up with the latest information and always remember: WE ARE BOBCATS!

week 1 events

Monday, August 25, 2014

8:00am - 1:00pm Welcome Tents - Retention Management & Planning

The Quad

Welcome Tents is a two-day program held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. The purpose of the program is to welcome students to the University, provide directional information, and to help answer questions from students. Giveaways, such as planners, pencils, pens, and highlighters are also passed out during this outreach event to give students the tools they need to succeed. 

 

All Week - Campus Recreation FREE WEEK

         Student Recreation Center (SRC)

        All Group Exercise classes are free during the first week of classes. Try one out! See our list of
        class at http://www.campusrecreation.txstate.edu/fitness/Group-Exercise.html

 

Ongoing - Photography Exhibition: MAN AND BEAST by Mary Ellen Mark - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

ON VIEW THROUGH DECEMBER 7: More than 90 images by renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark include many that explore the fundamental, intimate working relationships between people and animals in circus environments.

 

Ongoing - Photography Exhibition: COMING TO LIGHT Recent Acquisitions - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

ON VIEW THROUGH DECEMBER 7: This exhibition features works from 42 internationally acclaimed and emerging photographers, recently acquired and shown by the Wittliff Collections for the first time. Coming to Light ranges from portraiture and the Southwest’s natural and invented landscapes to themes related to Mexico’s history, beauty, and cultural impact upon the United States.

 

Ongoing - The Lonesome Dove Exhibition - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

ON PERMANENT DISPLAY: From hats to gun belts to boots, the complete outfits of Augustus “Gus” McCrae, Jake Spoon, and Woodrow F. Call (played by Robert Duvall, Robert Urich, and Tommy Lee Jones) are just a few of the many “making of” materials the Wittliff Collections have on permanent display from the beloved miniseries based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

 

Ongoing - Campus Recreation Intramural Sign-ups Open for Fall 2014

          Sign up online HERE

Flag Football, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer and more. Go to IMLeagues.com to sign up.

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8:00am - 1:00pm Welcome Tents - Retention Management & Planning

The Quad

Welcome Tents is a two-day program held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. The purpose of the program is to welcome students to the University, provide directional information, and to help answer questions from students. Giveaways, such as planners, pencils, pens, and highlighters are also passed out during this outreach event to give students the tools they need to succeed. 

 

6:00pm - 8:00pm Black Student Freshman Reception - Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff / Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

JCK Reed Parr Room (11th Floor)

The Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff and SDI welcome new Black freshman students to Texas State. Freshmen are welcomed to meet other freshmen and meet Black Faculty and Staff. This event is free and offers light refreshments, a photo booth and a DJ. Participants are highly encouraged. 

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

5:45pm Sorority Recruitment Orientation - Panhellenic Council 

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Learn about the recruitment events and process of our Panhellenic Sororities here at Texas State University! Don't miss this important deadline to sign up for sorority recruitment!!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014
 


Friday, August 29, 2014

10:00am Sorority Recruitment First Round - Panhellenic Council 

LBJ Student Center / Embassy Suites Convention Center

Women registered for sorority recruitment will meet each of the 7 sororities during this round.

 

6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome to the Family: Welcoming LGBTQIA and Ally New Students - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Come mix and mingle with Texas State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally students, staff and faculty.  This reception and information fair is a great way to meet AdvoCats, Bobcat Equality Alliance, Lambda of Texas State, Trans*cend at Texas State and Bobcat PRIDE at Texas State.

 

Saturday, August 30, 2013
 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

10:00am Sorority Recruitment Second Round - Panhellenic Council 

LBJ Student Center / Embassy Suites Convention Center

Women registered for Sorority Recruitment will enjoy their second round events with the sorority chapters they have selected to meet for their second selection day.

 

 

week 2 events

Monday, September 1, 2014

7:50am Sorority Recruitment Third Round - Panhellenic Council 

LBJ Student Center / Embassy Suites convention Center

Women registered for Sorority Recruitment will enjoy their third round events with the sorority chapters they have selected to meet for their third selection day.

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ongoing - CORMAC McCARTHY: Unveiling a Legend - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

ON VIEW THROUGH DECEMBER 19: Acclaimed as one of America's greatest writers, Cormac McCarthy has crafted some of the finest novels of our time, including All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.

 

4:15pm Sorority Recruitment Preference Round - Panhellenic Council 

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Women registered for sorority recruitment will enjoy their final round of events called Preference Night. Participants will attend events at each of the sorority chapter houses based upon their selection preferences in the previous rounds.

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ongoing - Campus Recreation Intramural Sign-ups Open for Fall 2014

          Sign up online HERE

Flag Football, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer and more. Go to IMLeagues.com to sign up.

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

5:00pm Second Year Experience Welcome Back Social - Retention Management & Planning 

Sewell Park

There will be a social for all students returning for their second year here at Texas State. There will be food and activities to allow students to reconnect and get to know the Second Year Experience staff.

 

7:00pm Casino Night - IFC Fraternity Recruitment   

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Come out and meet the members of our fraternity community and play some of your favorite casino games! You will have chances to win great prizes, meet new friends and learn more about how to join one of our great fraternities here at Texas State!

 

Friday, September 5, 2014

1:00pm - 5:00pm  Allies 1.0 - Student Only Training - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center 4-1.6

Any person who attends an Allies Training and signs and adheres to the Ally contract automatically becomes an Official Ally of Texas State. By becoming an official ally, you are part of a campus-wide network that helps sustain Texas State as a safe place for LGBTQIA Bobcats.

 

12:00pm - 3:00 pm  First Fridays: A Male Initiative - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center 3-13.1

This programs creates and maintains a network of male students that promote critical thinking, collaborations, and collective action. The interactive workshop series focus on a variety of topics centered on developing personal and professional self.

 

2:00pm - 5:00 pm  International Welcome Social - International Office

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Help us kick off the semester and welcome our new international students! Enjoy light refreshments, special performances, and more.  This event is free of charge and open to the Texas State University community. 

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

7:00pm Meet the Greeks Event - IFC Fraternity Recruitment  

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Come out and meet the members of our fraternity community and play some of your favorite casino games! You will have chances to win great prizes, meet new friends and learn more about how to join one of our great fraternities here at Texas State!

 

week 3 events

Monday, September 8, 2014
 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

12:00pm - 12:50pm How to DEAL(Develop Effective Approaches for Life) - Presentation on Introduction to Basic Stress Management - Counseling Center

LBJ Student Center 3-3.1

 Learn how to recognize stress, its effects, and how to reduce it with this comprehensive approach

 

5:00pm MFA Poetry & Fiction Reading - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

Texas State's Master of Fine Art students read from their work in the creative writing program. They will also be reading October 7, November 4, and December 9.

 

6:00pm - 8:00pm Hispanic Welcome Reception - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center George's

OSDI welcomes new Hispanic students (freshman and transfer) with food, music, networking and information about resources to help students make the transition to Bobcat Country. This reception is an opportunity to meet Hispanic/Latino student organizations and leaders. This social is hosted by Latinas Unidas and Hombres Unidos.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10:00am - 2:00pm Student Involvement Fair - Retention Management & Planning

The LBJSC Mall & Patio

Retention Management and Planning collaborates with Student Involvement to combine the Student Resource Fair, Student Organization Fair and Student Volunteer Connection's Volunteer Fair to create the Student Involvement Fair each semester. The Student Involvement Fair is an event that is open to all Texas State students, but specifically targets all new students and transfers students. 

 

3:00pm - 3:50pm How to DEAL(Develop Effective Approaches for Life) - Presentation on Mood Management Taking Charge of Feeling Good - Counseling Center

LBJ Student Center 3-3.1

Learn how thought patterns can dominate mood and create ones that work with you, not against you for success.

 

6:00pm - 7:00pm Get connected: Campus Involvement and You - Retention Management and Planning

LBJ Student Center 3-3.1

Are you having a hard time finding a club/organization that sparks your interest? Not sure how to join an organization? Come and get informed about how you can get involved on campus.

 

7:00pm Showcase Recruitment Event - Multicultural Greek Council

Alkek Teaching Theater

Come out and join the fraternities and sororities of the Multicultural Greek Council and learn about all of their history and traditions and how to join one of these great organizations!

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

10:00am - 10:50am How to DEAL(Develop Effective Approaches for Life) - Overcome Test Math Performance Anxiety - Counseling Center

LBJ Student Center 3-3.1

Find out how to overcome negative beliefs and thoughts to access all of that info you’ve crammed for.

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm Mama's Kitchen - Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

This is a great way to meet the diverse Texas State family including students, staff and faculty members in a casual environment, learn about organizations under the Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC), and kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

3:30pm Brian Turner Poetry Reading - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

Brian Turner is the author of two poetry collections: "Phantom Noise," and "Here, Bullet." His memoir is "My Life as a Foreign Country." Turner served in the US Army for seven years, including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq. His poetry appeared in "Voices in Wartime," and he was featured in "Operation Homecoming," a documentary on American servicemen and women.

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm Study Smarter - Student Support Services

LBJ Student Center 3-10.1

This workshop features techniques that will assist you in studying, such as time management, developing a study plan and preparing for exams. You will also learn what kind of "learner" you are and how you process information.  It will help you study more effectively and learn what you really need to know. This workshop is an all-in-one and a definite must attend!

 

5:00pm - Campus Recreation Intramural Sign-ups for Flag Football close

          Sign up online HERE or go to IMLeagues.com to sign up.

 

7:00pm Convocation Recruitment Event - Multicultural Greek Council

LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater - 4th Floor

Meet the members of the Multicultural Greek Council fraternities and sororities and learn more about each of these individual organizations and how you can become a member!

 

Friday, September 12, 2014

7:30pm Brian Turner Poetry Reading - The Wittliff Collections

Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, 508 Center Street, Kyle, Texas

Brian Turner is the author of two poetry collections: "Phantom Noise," and "Here, Bullet." His memoir is "My Life as a Foreign Country." Turner served in the US Army for seven years, including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq. His poetry appeared in "Voices in Wartime," and he was featured in "Operation Homecoming," a documentary on American servicemen and women.

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

12:00pm Football Kick-Off Event - Greek Life Day

Sewell Park

Join the fraternity and sorority community for a fun event at Sewell Park to enjoy food, entertainment and meeting the members of each of the Greek organizations!  Afterward we will head into the football stadium and support our Texas State Bobcat Football team as they take on Navy!

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm Adult CPR/AED Course - Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center-Wet Classroom

This hands-on skills training prepares them to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. It also teaches the skills and knowledge needed to provide care for victims of sudden cardiac arrest through the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Sign up at campusrecreation.txstate.edu

 

9:00am - 10:00pm Family Weekend - Retention Management and Planning

LBJ Student Center and Bobcat Stadium

Parents and family members of Texas State students are invited to campus for Family Weekend activities Sept. 12-13, including a golf tournament, tailgate and football game against Navy! Link below for the full schedule of events and ticket information: http://www.parentandfamily.txstate.edu/family-events/family-weekend.htm

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

5:00pm - 8:00pm First Aid - Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center-Wet Classroom

The purpose of this course is to help participants identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions in their environment, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care. Sign up at campusrecreation.txstate.edu

 

week 4 events

Monday, September 15, 2014

1:00pm - 1:50pm How to DEAL(Develop Effective Approaches for Life) - Creating Focus Through Mind and Body Connections - Counseling Center

LBJ Student Center 3-3.1

Using emWave, a simple biofeedback tool, you can transform your response to stress and learn to attain a calm and focused mind.

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2:00pm - 2:50pm How to DEAL(Develop Effective Approaches for Life) - Zombie Apocalypse: College Survival 101 - Counseling Center

LBJ Student Center 3-3.1

Learn how to eat, sleep, and play in a way that prevents you from feeling like a zombie.  This workshop is geared to help you build college survival skills so that you successfully manage the stress of being a student.

 

5:00pm - 7:00pm Free Fresstyle Stroke Clinic - Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center Natatorium

Come learn tips and tricks on how to do the freestyle stroke. Great for beginners or old pros who just need a little tweaking. Free shirt to the first 15 participants!

 

5:30pm Latinos & Sports in the Southwest [1 of 3] - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

The Center for the Study of the Southwest presents a three-part series exploring the importance of Latinos in sports in the southwestern borderlands—a vital component of Latino life, cultural pride, and integration to the mainstream culture. The series is complemented by an exhibition of photographs at the CSSW in Brazos Hall portraying Latinos in Texas State's sports programs. This event is a talk by Texas State history professor Jorge Iber: “Sport as a Vehicle for Breaking Down Barriers: Some Historical Examples from Texas and Elsewhere in the Southwest and West.” The other events are on Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.]

 

6:00pm - 7:00pm Six Steps for Fall Career Fair Success! - Career Services

McCoy, Room TBD (check link below closer to event)

Merely showing up to a career fair isn't going to help you get the job of your dreams. You've got to know how to work a career fair for all its worth to get legitimate leads that yield results. Use these tips to see a return whenever you invest time and energy at a career fair.  http://www.careerservices.txstate.edu/events.html

 

7:00pm - 8:00pm Mentoring: A Relationship for Success - Retention Management and Planning

LBJ Student Center 3-15.1

“YOU’RE THE REAL MVP!” That’s what you will say to your mentor on graduation day before you jump in the river, but first you need to find a mentor. Come to this workshop and learn how!

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9:00am - 2:00pm Constitution Day - Student Government / Dean of Students Office

Quad

Student Government will celebrate the national Constitution Day by handing out pocket U.S. Constitutions in the Quad on September 17, 2014 from 9AM to 2PM.

 

9:00am - 2:00pm Voter Registration - Student Government / Dean of Students Office

Quad

Student Government will be conducting a voter registration drive in the Quad from 9AM to 2PM on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 and Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm The Art of Test Taking - Student Support Services

LBJ Student Center 3-11.1

This workshop explores techniques to better test taking. It covers pitfalls to avoid and also helps you understand that different types of tests require different techniques. You will also receive tips on answering essay, multiple choice, matching, and true/false questions.

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm Things to Consider before You Hit Send or Hang Up - Business Etiquette -     Career Services

Career Services - 5th floor of the LBJ Student Center

Jen LaGrange from ITAC will deliver a business etiquette workshop for student employees. Students will gain knowledge on creating a positive presence through e-mail and phone communication.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

3:30pm - 4:30pm Leadership Styles for Student Employees - Career Services

Career Services - 5th floor of the LBJ Student Center

Lanita Legan with Planning, Assessment, Leadership and Marketing (PALM) Office will join us to deliver a presentation focused on student leadership.

 

5:00pm - Intramural Volleyball Sign-ups close for Fall 2014

          Sign up online HERE or go to IMLeagues.com to sign up.

 

6:30pm CORMAC MCCARTHY'S HOUSE: Reading McCarthy Without Walls - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

The Wittiff Collections present: CORMAC McCARTHY’S HOUSE: Reading McCarthy Without Walls by writer, actor, filmmaker, and engaging performer Peter Josyph. His presen­tation is guaranteed to dazzle and inform anyone seeking a deeper under­standing of McCarthy’s work. Afterwards, Josyph will sign copies of his book of the same name published in the Wittliff literary series. 

 

Friday, September 19, 2014


Saturday, September 20, 2014

 

 

week 5 events

Monday, September 22, 2014

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2:00pm - 4:00pm Allies 2.0 - Experiences of Trans* Students - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center 4-1.6

Allies 2.0 is for students who have completed the Allies 1.0 training and interested in further developing their knowledge and understanding of students who identify as trans*. 

 

6:00pm - 9:00pm Career Kickoff - Career Services

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Are you able to sell your abilities to an employer in five minutes or less? Career Kickoff provides you with the opportunity to practice your elevator speech during one-on-one interviews with employers from leading organizations. This event also helps in the development of etiquette and networking skills within a job fair setting.  

 

7:00pm Decolonizing Nuestra Lengua - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

San Antonio’s current Poet Laureate, Laurie Ann Guerrero, reads from her new book, "A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying." Poet Tim Z. Hernandez will also read, and San Antonio's inaugural Poet Laureate, esteemed writer Carmen Tafolla, will emcee and facilitate a Q&A. Book signing will follow.

 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

12:00pm - 4:00pm Fall Job & Internship Fair (2 Day Event) - Day 1 - Career Services

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

With the increasing demand of employers wanting to recruit at Texas State, we've expanded our Fall Job and Internship Fair to two days! Some employers may attend one or both days. Don't miss the opportunity to network with your future employer! 

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

12:00pm - 4:00pm Fall Job & Internship Fair (2 Day Event) - Day 2 - Career Services

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Don't miss the opportunity to network with your future employer! Be sure to make a list of the employers you want to speak with prior to the event. Come dressed professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume!

 

5:00pm - Campus Recreation Intramural Sign-ups for Indoor Soccer close

          Sign up online HERE or go to IMLeagues.com to sign up.

 

5:00pm - 6:30pm GRE Strategy Session - Career Services

LBJ Student Center 3-9.1

Texas State Career Services, in collaboration with The Princeton Review, will provide a FREE GRE strategy session to help expose students to material topics they will see on the real GRE test. This event is open to all majors.

 

Friday, September 26, 2014


Saturday, September 27, 2014

 

week 6 events

Monday, September 29, 2014

 


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

10:00am - 2:00pm Health Professions Job Fair - Career Services

LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Join Career Services and the College of Health Professions as we welcome a variety of employers to campus to meet YOU, our Bobcats!  At last year's event, there were more than 40 organizations in attendance!  Do not miss the opportunity to connect with your future employer.

 

11:00am Making an Impact with Your Research - The Wittliff Collections

Alkek Library

Making an Impact with Your Research, hosted by the University Library, is a presentation and a panel discussion addressing the topic of raising the national visibility of Texas State’s research output.

 

7:00pm - 8:00pm Where Does the Time Go? - Retention Management and Planning

LBJ Student Center 3-13.1

We know how busy you are: class, work, extracurricular activities, family, friends, fun … and oh, yeah – studying! This workshop will help you develop a strategy to manage your commitments, prioritize your course work, and create a weekly game plan that works as hard as you do.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

1:30am - 2:30pm Unlock Your Learning Style - Student Support Services

LBJ Student Center 3-10.1

The presenters will break the workshop attendees into visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learning styles and teach all the tips and tricks of note-taking and problem solving for each specific learning style.  Make the most of this semester and unlock your learning style!

 

3:30pm Kim Barnes Reading - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

Kim Barnes reads from her memoirs at the Alkek's Wittliff Collections for the English Department’s Therese Kayser Lindsey Literary Series. Book signing; formal Q&A.

 

Friday, October 3, 2014

11:00am - 3:00pm Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC) Social Justice Training - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center 3-15.1

USAC is a programming and leadership development council composed various recognized Texas State student organizations. USAC welcomes and supports organizations whose membership includes persons from groups which have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in higher education.

 

12:00pm - 3:00pm First Fridays: A Male Initiative - Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

LBJ Student Center 3-10.1

This programs creates and maintains a network of male students that promote critical thinking, collaborations, and collective action. The interactive workshop series focus on a variety of topics centered on developing personal and professional self.

 

3:00pm The 47th Annual Soap Box Derby - Homecoming Event - Dean of Students Office

Campus Recreation Center - Parking Lot

Come out to this annual Homecoming celebration event sponsored by the Dean of Students - Greek Affairs Office! Watch student organizations, residence halls and campus academic departments compete to see who has the fastest soap box car on campus!

 

7:30pm Kim Barnes Reading - The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library Seventh Floor

Kim Barnes' second reading from her memoirs is at the Katherine Anne Porter House, as part of the English Department’s Therese Kayser Lindsey Literary Series. Book signing.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

1:00pm - 4:00pm First Aid - Campus Recreation

Student Recreation Center-Wet Classroom

The purpose of this course is to help participants identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions in their environment, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care. Sign up at campusrecreation.txstate.edu

Sunday, October 5, 2014